He is considered to be one of the greatest wicket-keeper?batsmen in the history of the game. He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in One Day International (ODI) cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket.
His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both ODI and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the second-fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.
His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007)and is one of only three players to have won three titles.
Full name Adam Craig Gilchrist
Born 14 November 1971 (age 42) Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Gilly, Churchy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting style Left Hand
Bowling style Right-arm off break
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 381) 5 November 1999 v Pakistan
Last Test 24 January 2008 v India
ODI debut (cap 129) 25 October 1996 v South Africa
Last ODI 4 March 2008 v India
ODI shirt no. 18